The post-LCI take rate of the manual in North America vs. the rest of the world is pretty wild...
DCT : 6MT
RoW: 10:1 to 20:1!
The sour aftertaste of the SMG kept many away from the DCT at the beginning, I think. Once it proved robust (and fantastic), sales followed.
I'll always have at least one true manual in the stable, get too much enjoyment from it, but I look forward to owning a car with one of these great new dual-clutch systems (DCT, PDK, DSG) before long.
Daddy's Rocket Sled!
Clarkson: "It is... pretty much perfect... Why don't I have one of these cars?"
Harris: "The saloon is definitely
the M3 of choice."